Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recent Reading

This morning I read, 'Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto', by Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine. Far from being an expression of the dreams of a pair of woolly-minded Greens, this eighteen page pamphlet is a succinct, intelligent and inspiring questioning of the civilization with which we are familiar and an appeal to take up arms, (or, rather, pens) against an impending 'ecocide'. For their 'Maps in the Sand' visit
I also read Keith Levy's brilliant little book, 'How To Live Well On A Small Income'. This A6 size, 12pp + 4pp cover booklet has but two chapters each on one page. Chapter one is headed: 'Eliminate Debt', chapter two: 'Reduce Outgoings' and that is about it. Other pages are filled with a title page and verso, a dedication, a biographical note, an author's note, an introduction, a foreword and two pages of reviews. This book will make an excellent small present to give away to friends and family. For more information Google: flyingtortoise.blogspot.

1 comment:

The Flying Tortoise said...

Thankyou for that John... You may look forward to the sequel, the movie and the musical, all of which I'm working on at the moment...